Montgomery County Celebrates National Adoption Day: Honoring Adoptive Families and Raising Awareness for Children in Need

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NORRISTOWN, PA — Montgomery County is set to host a special event on Friday, November 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in celebration of National Adoption Day. The event, organized by the Montgomery County Orphans’ Court and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Children and Youth, will take place at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Courtroom A, located at 2 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA 19404.

National Adoption Day is a nationwide effort to draw attention to the more than 113,000 children in the U.S. foster care system awaiting adoption. In Pennsylvania alone, over 2,500 children are currently in need of a permanent home.

The celebration aims to honor families who have opened their hearts and homes to adoptive children in the community. It also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about foster care, adoption, and the importance of providing permanency for children in need.

As part of the day’s events, adoption finalizations will be held for three local children from foster care. This significant milestone underscores the transformative impact of adoption on the lives of these children and their new families.

“I am delighted and honored to participate in a celebration of National Adoption Day this year,” said the Honorable Judge Lois Murphy. “Adoptions are one of the most meaningful and important things that we do as a Court – helping children to find permanence in safe, secure, and loving homes with their adoptive parents.”

The organizers encourage all citizens to join in this national effort to raise awareness about the importance of adoption. They hope to inspire more individuals and families to consider making a commitment to a child in need.

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For more information about fostering and adopting in Montgomery County, interested parties are urged to visit the Orphans’ Court and the Office of Children and Youth. This event promises to be a heartwarming celebration of family, community, and the power of adoption to change lives.

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